Friends get to ride Broughs and Beezas

THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM has announced the first details of its 2018 programme of Friends Scheme activities.

Members of the scheme can take part in Classic Bike Tours, Ride a Classic Days and Workshop Training Days. The first of these dates for 2018 is a Museum Workshop Training Day on Saturday, February 24 which will be held in the museum’s Compton suite. This event will feature two sessions presented by Rick Parkington. The museum’s own restoration team will also be on hand to discuss some tricks of the trade. Museum Workshop Days are free of charge to friends of the museum.

The first Classic Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, March 24, and CBG plans to be there. Friends have the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the museum. You will receive an induction and off-road training before being escorted by advanced instructors around the Warwickshire countryside. Machinery on offer varies from a BSA B31 to a Brough Superior SS100. Each class of machine attracts a different hire fee which includes insurance costs and lunch in the museum restaurant.

The first NMM Friends Try a Classic Bike Day of 2018 is on Saturday, March 31. Friends Scheme members get the chance to ride various motorcycles from the museum within the museum grounds. Machines will include a selection of veteran and vintage machines with lever throttle/hand change for which training will be provided, as well as later machines from 1940s-1960s, including Brough and Vincent. There will be a choice of either morning or afternoon sessions with a nominal fee of £10.

To become a Friend of The National Motorcycle Museum costs an annual subscription of £29.95 for adults aged 18-65, £27.95 for those aged 65 or over and £19.95 for junior members aged 0-18. Family membership for two adults and two children costs £49.95.

Friends also get unlimited free entry to the museum, discounts in the museum shop, restaurant and other benefits. Call 01675 444123, visit thenmm.co.uk or email shop@thenmm.co.uk

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